Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List

The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List highlights the best graphic novels for adults published each year. The list aims to increase awareness of the graphic novel medium, raise voices of diverse comics creators, and aid library staff in the development of graphic novel collections.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION NOW

Eligible graphic novels for the 2020 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List will include all fiction and non-fiction titles published between September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020 that appeal to adults age 19 or older. The 2020 list will be announced at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January 2021. List selection will be determined by a committee of GNCRT members with a background in graphic novel selection and use for adults. 

Nominations can be made by all members of the public, including committee members and ALA members.

The nomination form is NOW OPEN.

Publishers are welcome to submit copies of titles to the committee for review, though they are not eligible to nominate their own titles for consideration. Please contact GNCRT Staff Liaison Tina Coleman for more information about submitting titles to the committee for review.

All inquiries regarding the Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List can be sent to gncrt@ala.org.